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by jimp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: A GAM without Whales?

JimH -

A few more for you from 2009 and the Revenge.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: A GAM without Whales?

JimH -

Trailer to Prince Rupert or Skagway.... both a long way to go, but you've already done the BC trip.

When I had the 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T. we had a humpback swim underneath while trolling, could see it go by.

We have a resident population of humpbacks that stay here year round.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: A GAM without Whales?

Sorry, should have mentioned they're humpbacks.

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Used to see them all the time north and west of town in our 1990 Revenge 22 W.T. Had that revenge for 19 years! Great boat.
by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A GAM without Whales?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

A GAM without Whales?

How did "Whaler" get into the name? Whales, of course.

Yesterday afternoon 10 miles south of Juneau, AK. Cries of "Thar she blows!", but no whales to harpoon, only silver (Coho) salmon to catch. That hatch is 28-1/2 wide.

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by jimp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: VHF Marine Band Channels--Simplified
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: VHF Marine Band Channels--Simplified

JimH -

Thanks for the new info and thanks for the review.

JimP
by jimp
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

New SQUAL hull weighs about 125-lbs.

I likely should have added the weight of seats and hardware back in, maybe another 10 to 12-lbs, so likely closer to 185-lbs.

So 185 - 125 = 60-lbs—a smaller kid. Anyway, I'll keep drying for a few more years.

Good luck with your project.
by jimp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Portable RADAR
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: Portable RADAR

A throwback for you to the 1970s - early-80s. Whistler Marine's portable radar. eBay?
by jimp
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

This started in 2002 when I found a 1968 Boston Whaler Squall being used as a mailbox in Thane, Alaska (a bit southeast of Juneau). I always liked the Squall since I first saw one in the '60s. So for $50 I loaded this waterlogged project into my truck. http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetace...
by jimp
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability
Replies: 16
Views: 6277

Re: MONTAUK 17 Swamped Stability

Has anyone been in a swamped classic Montauk 17? Yup, back in 1990 or so during my Coast Guard days in Kodiak. I flooded my 1982 Montauk with 90 hp Evinrude at the dock. It was a beautiful day! A great day to work buoys. I had the Montauk moored with short lines to a float on the leeward side of th...
by jimp
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: VW Jetta For Towing MONTAUK

You're right at the published limits of your Jetta. In 1992 I was towing my 1982 Montauk with 90-hp Evinrude about 1,200 miles for a Coast Guard transfer (Kodiak, Alaska to Juneau, Alaska). Since the boat was considered part of the "household goods shipment" I had to get her weighed. And t...
by jimp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1963 Boston Whaler ad
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Re: 1963 Boston Whaler ad

My first Whaler was a 1963 Sport. Had the side rails.
by jimp
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Remember the Whaler Squall
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Remember the Whaler Squall

I see my 1966 Squall every day. Still drying out.

Started out in 2002 at 484 pounds. Down to 177 pounds in June 2018.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetace ... age67.html
by jimp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8920

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

It was nice of Kidde to offer the recall and follow through. Actually carrying out the program had its problems as I've mentioned above. I did receive one (40BC) of two that were recalled, and received $23 reimbursement for the one (10BC) they said they couldn't send to Alaska, though they sent the ...
by jimp
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8920

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

When I heard about this last Fall, I sent in a claim for two recalled extinguishers. One arrived at my home in Alaska in 3-weeks - impressive! I'm still awaiting the 2nd one. I contacted Kidde, "Oh, we can't ship to Alaska, we'll reimburse you". That was in July. Co-workers have received t...
by jimp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

JimH -

Thanks!

Yes, "backbone" means "NMEA-2000 network. That's the way the GPS Store, Garmin, and Lowrance videos, etc. referred to it.

And I have unused breakers on my circuit board, connected to house batteries.

JimP
by jimp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

After more reading and looking...

The instrument itself must have 12V power (the chartplotter and the radar) AND the BACKBONE needs a SEPARATE 12 volt power source. Is that correct?

So before, I had the chartplotter & radar "plugged: in, now I need a source for the backbone.
by jimp
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

AIS, Chartplotter, and Radar

You guys have always been a wealth of information. I have an older GPS Chartplotter Standard Horizon CP500 (2007?) and would like to connect to my 2016 KODEN/ SITEX T941 radar. Is there any advantage to doing this? Specifically, can I get AIS information on the radar... or does the T941 need a separ...
by jimp
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: 190 Montauk Anchor

The sad thing about anchoring is that every time you throw the anchor over the side there is chance that you will not get it back. Anchor ball is a good idea, I've used one for years. Stainless chain, while pretty & expensive, is not needed, galvanized works fine. You really need two anchors: 1....
by jimp
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits

Self-bailing. Interesting. My 1982 Montauk with a 90-hp Evinrude "took on a bit of water" when I left the plugs out. Enough to get your feet wet. My 1963 Sport with 33-hp Johnson "took on a bit of water" when I left the plugs out. Enough to get your feet wet. My 1981 Aquasport Os...
by jimp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Adding dates would be better. Bow Stern Total Loss 04/01/02 272 212 484 0 08/01/02 250 190 440 44 06/01/03 230 170 400 40 04/25/04 149 176 325 75 05/02/05 161 164 325 0 05/29/06 151 153 304 21 06/23/07 145 148 293 11 06/15/08 127 132 259 34 07/05/09 121 127 248 11 06/12/10 116 121 237 11 06/11/11 10...
by jimp
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

This might take a bit longer.
by jimp
Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 3150

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

That is a lockable rod box. I kept my paddle in it.
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 3150

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

Hi jimh - Those straps leading aft were original. The white straps leading forward are off the old 1981 19' Aquasport Osprey (they became available when Dad bought new straps for the Aquasport). There were no solid legs holding the aft bow in place. You see the solid legs "all the time" wi...
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Bimini Top for Montauk 17
Replies: 11
Views: 3150

Re: Bimini Top for Montauk 17

On my old 1982 Montauk.
by jimp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 5275

Re: Hello SPRING

Dutchman -
Thanks. A big change from the 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T.
by jimp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 5275

Re: Hello SPRING

I guess is bothers me a little bit... but not too much that winter is hanging on down south. Here the robins have arrived, the yard is raked and the grass thatched, and black bears are coming out of hibernation. The WILBUR is just about ready for the season. Topsides swabbed, Zodiac inflated, engine...
by jimp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Total Weight on Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Montauk Weight

In 1992 the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) transferred me from Kodiak, Alaska to Juneau, Alaska. My 1982 17' Montauk with 1982 90-hr Evinrude was considered part of my household goods shipment, even though I was towing the boat and I was required to get a certified weight from the nearby truck weigh-in sta...
by jimp
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Sharing my son's Drone Vid
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: Sharing my son's Drone Vid

Great shots of Marblehead (and the boat too). I recognized the harbor after a few seconds. Hadn't been there since 1971. Easy to remember with the lighthouse and harbor configuration. You all remember that the USS Constitution escaped the British in Marblehead in 1814. https://ussconstitutionmuseum....
by jimp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Thanks. The previous owner bought the boat from his Dad 20-years ago, so that capacitor has been there over 20-years. How long it's been disabled is unknown. Regardless, the two VHFs (Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000S and iCom) are fairly new. Never had any complaints about them. Will keep my e...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Winter's Day
Replies: 15
Views: 4924

Re: A Winter's Day

And then there is the Kodiak Launch Complex on Narrow Cape on Kodiak Island, Alaska at 57-26N
http://akaerospace.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Spaceport_Complex_%E2%80%93_Alaska
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Just heard back. The capacitor near the alternator was to reduce any interference it could cause with vhf radios. This is what was told to me when we acquired the boat. I think the radios of today don’t have that problem anymore… Since it wasn't operating, since the radios work fine... and po...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Capacitor Noise Filter

jimh - Thanks. That's a lot to digest! I've also queried the previous owner to see if he can shed some light. With the dust/grim, etc. on the wires I'd guess that it had been disconnected for a while. I'll get to your recommendations on checking things out... likely in a week or two. Daughter #2 cal...
by jimp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Capacitor Noise Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Capacitor Noise Filter

On 1989 Wilbur 34 with CAT 3208 TA: A little confused by this one. Was told the capacitor (attached photo) was a noise filter for the alternator. One side was connected to the negative on the alternator, the other end had a broken connection that was stuffed in a wire run (not connected to anything,...
by jimp
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Winter's Day
Replies: 15
Views: 4924

Re: A Winter's Day

jimh - Enjoy it while you can! We had almost 3-feet of beautiful powder in November. Temperatures between 5F and 25F. Easy shoveling, easy bike rides to work, just wonderful. Then came December with record high temperatures, got to 58F at the house last week, records all over Juneau, 4-days of tempe...
by jimp
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: elaelap
Replies: 8
Views: 3493

Re: elaelap

We had several boating adventures with Tony and Edie - Bodega Bay and Alaska. We got to sail on Strike 3 out of Bodega Bay and then they visited us in Juneau where we got some boating done aboard my 1990 Revenge 22 - W.T..

Fun couple.
by jimp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8920

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

My new 40BC arrived 45 minutes ago via UPS. Still awaiting the 10BC and disposal instructions. I sent my info to Kidde on Nov 11th, 16 days later the new one arrives.

JimP
by jimp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 28
Views: 8920

Re: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Haven't checked on the boat yet, but I have a recalled 40BC in the kitchen and a 10BC in the garage.

JimP
by jimp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Finally did it! Towing Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4354

Re: Finally did it! Towing Advice

Lots of great advice. One thing not mentioned is "watch where you're going!" Back in 1989 I towed a 1982 Montauk from Long Island, NY to Homer, Alaska (and then by 126-mile ferry ride to Kodiak) behind a Chevrolet Suburban (total length 42-feet). ~4,600 miles. No real problems and I've rep...
by jimp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 8377

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

It's complicated. Ships with new(er) technology: tough learning curves, multi-tasking, collateral duties, lack of sleep, etc. always contribute to the situation. I was the Ready For Sea certifying officer for a new USCG 175' buoy tender in the late 1990s. During the underway trials we put the ship t...
by jimp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 4295

Re: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July

? 1989 Wilbur 34 Weekender with 375-hp Cat 3208TA.
by jimp
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Not a Whaler in Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Not a Whaler in Sight

Dutchman - After camping on the 1990 Revenge 22-W.T for 19-years we really enjoy the comforts of the bigger boat. Little things like pushing a button and getting hot coffee 5-mutes later, or a hot shower, the BBQ grill, 3-burner propane stove for bacon, eggs, and toast in the morning, etc. But we di...
by jimp
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Not a Whaler in Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Not a Whaler in Sight

Dutchman -

Oh the heater got us up to high-60s... to warm! Dropped it down for the night.

Condensation was a problem Labor Day, but with more ports open and more heat, not as bad this time.

JimP
by jimp
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Not a Whaler in Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Not a Whaler in Sight

Didn't see a single Whaler this past weekend on a 40-mile cruise. Getting away from warmer Whaler weather and approaching interior heater cruising weather. Very few boats on the water. Never got above 45F. The trip to Taku Harbor, 20-miles south of Juneau was very relaxing. Labor Day weekend was cro...
by jimp
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Coast Guard Ninth District Change of Command
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Re: Coast Guard Ninth District Change of Command

RADM Nunan worked for me when she was CO of the Ironwood in Kodiak. She's squared away and on top of that a nice person.

JimP
by jimp
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: REVENGE 22 W-T Cabin Cushion Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3387

Re: REVENGE 22 W-T Cabin Cushion Replacement

Fabric and foam are both important, but add to that "what are you going to use the cushions for?" I had a 1990 Revenge -22 W-T for 18 years here in Juneau, Alaska. Original cushions in excellent shape. We also had a triangular "filler piece" to complete the v-berth. We used her f...
by jimp
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Accuracy of GPS Speed Below 3-MPH
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Re: Accuracy of GPS Speed Below 3-MPH

image3.jpeg Interesting question. I think it is fairly accurate, but as Butch mentions it is speed over ground, not through the water. I adjust engine speed a tiny bit and it shows on the GPS. It shows increases of 0,1 knots at times. Accurate? Don’t know, but seems right. I trolled my old 1990 Rev...
by jimp
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13-footer: splash well drain
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Re: Older 13-footer: splash well drain

Dutchman - Thanks. We had lots of fun in that boat. Scuba diving for lobsters in Shinnecock was a lot of fun. That's me midships (15 yrs old), brother driving, and a friend. Towed it everywhere from Long Island to Maine.
by jimp
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13-footer: splash well drain
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Re: Older 13-footer: splash well drain

Depends on what you want to do. I grew up with a 1963 Sport (1966-1981) on Great Peconic Bay, Long Island. We only plugged the transom. But when you're 12 years old you do things differently than when you're older. We tried to avoid water coming over the transom that would require us to pull the plu...
by jimp
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 4295

Re: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July

With sunrise at 0400 and sunset at 2200 there is plenty of daylight and twilight at 58-30N. You have to watch the clock to figure it's time to go to bed.
by jimp
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July
Replies: 6
Views: 4295

Juneau to Sitka Alaska for the 4th of July

Great trip! 390 nautical miles round trip. Rain at the start, sunshine (of sorts for the last 4 days). Seven days: 1. Swanson Harbor - RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, but no wind! 62 miles, BBQ steaks in the rain! 2. Deep Bay, Peril Strait, nice quiet anchorage before Sergius Narrows. 81 nmi, calm seas and wind. ...